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Artist David Dunleavy poses with his huge mural entitled "Dolphin Rodeo" Friday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Tavernier Creek Marina in Islamorada, Fla. The 252-foot-wide by 33-foot-high artwork features two dolphin, also known as mahi-mahi, that are popular ocean gamefish caught off the Florida Keys and other regions of the world. The New Jersey artist worked seven to eight hours each day for 23 days to paint his 62nd larger-than-life SeaLife Mural. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Artist David Dunleavy clears his paint spray gun nozzle while putting finishing touches on a huge mural entitled "Dolphin Rodeo" Friday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Tavernier Creek Marina in Islamorada, Fla. The 252-foot-wide by 33-foot-high artwork features two dolphin, also known as mahi-mahi, that are popular ocean gamefish caught off the Florida Keys and other regions of the world. It took the New Jersey artist a month to paint his 62nd larger-than-life SeaLife Mural. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Artist David Dunleavy puts finishing touches on a huge mural entitled "Dolphin Rodeo" Friday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Tavernier Creek Marina in Islamorada, Fla. The 252-foot-wide by 33-foot-high artwork features two dolphin, also known as mahi-mahi, that are popular ocean gamefish caught off the Florida Keys and other regions of the world. The New Jersey artist worked seven to eight hours each day for 23 days to paint his 62nd larger-than-life SeaLife Mural. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Alligator Reef Lighthouse

First illuminated in November of 1873, Alligator Reef Lighthouse is positioned about five miles to the south of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. It was named after the USS Alligator, a small U.S. Naval schooner that grounded at the location in 1822. The screw-pile-built lighthouse was automated in 1963 and is still operational and the area around it is a popular snorkeling, diving and fishing location. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Islamorada Sunrise

A Florida Keys flats guide idles away from the dock during the dawn of a new day in Islamorada, Fla. Featuring an angling diversity found in few saltwater sportfishing destinations, Islamorada is known as the "Sportfishing Capital of the World." Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Islamorada Brown Pelican

A brown pelican uses a boat's outboard motor as an unusual perch while surveying surroundings at Bud N' Mary's Fishing Marina Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

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Angler Vic Gaspeny winds on a swordfish aboard the Catch 22 while fishing off Islamorada in the Florida Keys on the Catch 22 during daylight hours. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

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A swordfish leaps on the end of a line during daylight hours while being reeled in by Vic Gaspeny  while fishing off Islamorada in the Florida Keys on the Catch 22. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

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Richard Stanczyk, left, owner of Bud N' Mary's Marina in Islamorada, Fla., holds a swordfish caught during daylight hours by Vic Gaspeny, right,  while fishing off Islamorada in the Florida Keys on the Catch 22. Stanczyk and Gaspeny pioneered daytime swordfishing off the Florida Keys. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Islamorada Tarpon Feed

Visitors to Robbie's Marina in Islamorada can hand feed tarpon right off the dock. A highly prized Florida Keys gamefish, the origin of tarpon date back to prehistoric times. They are know to anglers for their aerial acrobatics. Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

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A young boy is fascinated with a sailfish as the angler and crew members aboard the Class Action, display the fish for a photo after it was caught off Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The fish was subsequently released alive to fight again another day. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

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As the sun sets, a Florida Keys bonefish guide, right. points his angler to a bonefish on fly tackle off Islamorada in the  Florida Keys. More than 200 International Game Fish Association saltwater world records have been set in the Florida Keys. Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

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A sailfish leaps while hooked up to an angler's line off Islamorada in the Florida Keys. A highly prized catch-and-release gamefish, sailfish is one of a myriad of saltwater species that attract visitors to the Keys on a year-round basis. The Keys features a diversity of sportfishing opportunities, ranging from deep water angling for blue marlin to flats fishing for bonefish and tarpon. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Oltremare Ristorante Bar

Oltremare Ristorante, located at Amara Cay Hotel in Islamorada, Florida. Photo by: Oltremare Ristorante at Amara Cay Resort. 

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Oltremare Ristorante, located at Amara Cay Hotel in Islamorada, Florida. Photo by: Oltremare Ristorante at Amara Cay Resort. 

Indian Key

Indian Key Historic State Park, located off Islamorada, Fla., is accessible only by boat or kayak.. Visitors to this 11-acre island can view the remains of a wrecking, or shipwreck salvage, community from the 1830s. There are also several hundred yards of well-maintained trails that line the interior of the island. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau.

Lorelei Sunset

Boats glide across the calm waters as the sun sets off the Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar in Islamorada, Fla. The Lorelei is a favorite local hangout whose on-site marina is headquarters for both offshore and backcountry captains. Its casual dockside bar overlooks Florida Bay, making it a great sunset-watching spot.  Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau.

Betsy

Betsy, a giant lobster sculpture that symbolizes Florida Keys wildlife, is located at the Rain Barrel Artisan Village in Islamorada, Fla. Betsy was created by sculptor Richard Blaze and may be the world's largest lobster sculpture. Betsty's body measures 30 feet tall and 40 feet long, and Blaze spent five years building the super-sized replica of a crustacean. Photo by Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

A photo of the pier at Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada. The resort is gearing up to celebrate its 70th anniversary this fall. To celebrate this historic anniversary, Cheeca will debut a year-long “Authentically Cheeca” program of festivities for guests. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Photo by Cheeca Lodge & Spa.

Florida Keys Congressman Joe Garcia Fishes Off Islamorada

Newly elected Florida Keys Congressman Joe Garcia, left, recently watched his friend Miami attorney William Barzee, right, reel in this nice dolphin off Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The pair fished on the Catch 22, skippered by Captain Scott Stanzcyk. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau